Todd Crawford was draw four in a 16-horse Open Bridle Spectacular cow work field. He ignited the arena with a textbook, and thrilling, fence run, then waited to see if his 146 on the cow would keep him atop the class. When the final whistle blew, Crawford and Jerry Smoke (Dual R Smokin x Kool Arista Cat x Cats Merada), owned and bred by J Five Horse Ranch Management, marked a 435 (R:144/H:145/C:146) to earn the title and $2,940 at the Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby.

Ludwig QH - Schwantelhof-Bitz, Germany July 8-10, 2021

On July 8, the beautiful Ludwig Quarter Horses facility opened the doors to the 2021 ERCHA/NRCHA Bridle Spectacular held concurrent with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters.

The ERCHA and NRCHA approved all ages event is open to all breeds and  horses regardless of their show record. "Although the rain accompanied us throughout the week, the show went really well,” said ERCHA President Markus Schopfer.  “We enjoyed organizing this show concurrently with the NRHA Germany Reining Masters at Grischa’s [Ludwig] facility, and we have all the credentials to organize this event again next year.”

Wiener Neustadt, July 3–The $112,700-added Colonels Shining Gun NRHA European Open Derby finals closed the 2020 edition of the European event.
Draw #4 in the second section, Nico Sicuro and Quarter Dream’s Colonels Dancing Gun set the bar by scoring a 221.5. Twenty horses later, their score held, securing the $45,000-added Level (L)4 European Derby Open Championship as well as the $24.300 paycheck for first place.

Wiener Neustadt, July 2— The 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $48,000-added* Smart Spook European Non Pro Derby held at Western Training Center H&D Schulz in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, provided thrills and excitement.

Wiener Neustadt, July 1—The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $112,000-added* Colonels Shining Gun Open Derby, held in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, counted 90 horse-rider combinations across the four levels.

Wiener Neustadt—The 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $48,000-added* Smart Spook European Non Pro Derby qualifier filled the day at Western Training Center H&D Schulz in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, with 79 horse-rider combinations making their way through the in-gate.

The Four Sixes National Reining Horse Association Derby presented by Markel boasted record payouts in every level as well as all-time high entries. Open Champions made their bid for championship honors Saturday, June 26 in the Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The new title sponsorship from Four Sixes Ranch brought an incredible new payout framework for both the Open and Non Pro Derby. It raised the Open L4 Derby championship to $75,000 – up $15,000 from the previous year – while in many levels the money awarded to the champion more than doubled!

The record-breaking event also welcomed several new classes across the Open and Non Pro divisions, including the $40,000 Tamarack Ranch Open Stakes and the $15,000 Added GlycoGuard Novice Horse Open Derby, which were both decided during the preliminary round.

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